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Somehow Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s words seem to lend themselves to the idea of her appearing in various fantasy worlds, finding them all highly unsuitable, and disapproving of all the people she meets.  Do add yourown in the comments!

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‘You seem to have a prettyish sort of a little wilderness, Mr Sauron, on the far side of those two towers…’


‘There are few people in England, I suppose, have more true enjoyment of the Dark Arts than myself, or a better unnatural taste. If I had ever learnt, I should be a great proficient.’


‘I cannot bear the idea of two young women travelling via Tardis by themselves. It is highly improper.’ (This presupposes that Sue Perkins is Doctor Who.)


‘But who was your mother? Who are your aunts and uncles?’ *Hermione slaps her*


`All! — What, all five shipped already! Very odd! — And you only the second. — The younger ones shipped before the elder are married!’


‘Shall the shades of Sunnydale be thus polluted?’


‘Obstinate, headstrong elf! Unfeeling, selfish elf!’


‘That Persian, I suppose, is your mother.’


‘Then pray chant aloud. It is of all subjects my delight. I must have my share in the incantation.’


And a couple of examples kindly and splendidly supplied by Catherine Fox…


‘You can be at no loss, King Miraz, to understand the reason of my journey hither.’


‘Upon my word, Miss Granger! You give your opinion very decidedly for so young a person. Pray, what is your age?’